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Title:  Corporate Counsel

Company:  Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Country/Region:  US
State:  CA
City:  Milpitas
Department:  Legal (America)
Business Unit:  Direct Organization (CLO)
Office:  Milpitas
Job Function:  Legal
Job Type:  Permanent

Looking for an opportunity to be a key part of a small, but experienced in-house legal team?  Renesas Electronics America (REA) is seeking a member to join our team in South San Jose, California.  This person will report to the head of U.S. Legal but, like all members of the Renesas Legal Division, will support important local and global deals and projects.  The global Renesas Legal Division supports the teams that develop, produce, promote, and sell exciting technology solutions.  The successful candidate will be a driven and adaptable team player with sound judgment and a passion for working with technology and the people who develop it.
REA is a dynamic, multi-cultural tech company where employees can learn, mentor and thrive.  REA brings together the strong financial foundation of a multi-billion dollar global operation and the flexibility and velocity of a smaller organization.  We are developing technologies for the latest advances in mobile computing, secured connected devices, autonomous driving, smart homes and factories, and more.  Our solutions are at the heart of products developed by the major innovators around the world.  Join us and be part of what’s next in electronics.


• Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of agreements including sales agreements, services agreements, intellectual property agreements, and partnership agreements.
• Counsel business teams on a range of legal topics relating to existing and newly developed products, including intellectual property, privacy, marketing, competition, and other legal and regulatory areas.
• Collaborate with the global legal team to develop and implement best practices and policies, for example in the areas of contracting, licensing, and compliance.
• Assist with special projects at all levels of the Renesas group of companies.


• 4 - 6 years of relevant transactional experience with a JD from a top law school accredited by the ABA.  Litigators looking to transition to a commercial in-house role are welcome to apply.
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
• Keen attention to detail, ability to work independently and as part of a team, and excellent organizational skills.
• Good judgment with an understanding of when to ask for guidance or input.
• Solid understanding of the difference between remote and real risks.
• Cooperative attitude and an affinity for working with others to get the job done.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English; Japanese proficiency strongly preferred.
• California bar admission.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto